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Rules for Kilts — and How to Break Them

Rules for Kilts — and How to Break Them

And how to break them.

Courtesy of G&V Hotel.

The best of Edinburgh’s traditional kiltmakers is Gordon Nicolson (, who will find your clan tartan — or design you a new one, and outfit you with a sporran (the Scottish fanny pack), ghillie brogues (shoes), and all the proper gear. The Nicolson’s seamstresses have strong opinions — and some strong language — regarding proper kilt etiquette, so make use of their expertise.

They’re definitely fans of darker socks, but loathe kilts with pockets — like the short, sexy thighwear (made by 21st Century Kilts, donned by the men on staff at the G&V Hotel (; pictured above). But you won’t hear any complaints from us.

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